Emergency Dental Services
What should you do if an accident happens?
Patients experiencing a dental emergency should call our office immediately for assistance.
If you have a serious medical or dental emergency that cannot wait, please call 911 immediately or visit your nearest hospital’s emergency room. Please do not hesitate! Depending on the severity, acting quickly in an emergency could significantly impact whether or not a tooth can be “saved” or re-implanted in certain cases.
Examples of Dental Emergencies
- Knocked-Out Tooth/Teeth.
- Fractured or Broken Teeth.
- Swollen Tongue or Lip.
- Cracked Tooth.
- Sports Injuries.
What should I do if my tooth is knocked out – permanent?
- Keep the tooth moist at all times.
- Place the tooth back in its socket without touching the root, if possible. If this is not possible, place the tooth in milk.
- Contact us to see a dentist immediately!
What should I do if my (child’s) tooth is knocked out – baby tooth?
- Locate the tooth and keep it moist.
- Contact us and schedule an appointment to determine if the entire tooth came out.
What should I do if my child bites their lip after leaving the dentist?
- Clean the area with water and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling.
- Pain medication can be given for pain as prescribed by your child’s pediatrician.
- If excessive bleeding occurs, contact us as soon as possible or visit the emergency room.
What should I do if my child cracks a tooth?
- Rinse with warm water.
- Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling.
- Call us to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
My child plays sports – what can I do to prevent a dental emergency?
- Wear a mouth guard while your child is playing sports or any recreational activity. This will help prevent oral injuries to the teeth, mouth, cheeks, tongue, and jaw.